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What Is A Defective Product?

The term “product” is used to describe almost anything we use. Our smartphones, workout equipment and the food we eat can all be considered a product. When our smartphones overheat and catch fire or our food is improperly cooked, consumers suffer severe and devastating injuries.

If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to a dangerous or defective product, the attorneys at D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, can help. We are dedicated to providing you with legal representation that is both effective and compassionate. Consult with one of our attorneys at 412-906-8180 for defective products and let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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How Are Defective Products Defined Under The Law?

Products undergo various safety measures and quality checks from the manufacturing process through the distribution line to consumers. People place their faith that the commodities they purchase are safe and free from harm. However, negligent actions can lead to defective products making their way to unsuspecting consumers.

Most product liability laws exist at the state level and include:

  • Breach of Warranty occurs when the manufacturer or seller of the product does not fulfill the terms of the contract, pledge, or misrepresents the product in some fashion.
  • Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law prohibits companies from conducting business in a fraudulent, unethical, or deceptive manner.
  • Statute of Limitations allow an injury victim to file a defective product liability lawsuit within two years of being injured.
  • Modified Comparative Fault is a legal negligence concept that allows parties to share responsibility for injuries.
  • Strict Liability involves holding a party responsible for any injuries a product causes without the need to prove negligence or fault.

Turn to a defective product law firm with experience to see how the above laws will affect your case.

What Damages Can A Defective Product Law Firm Obtain For You?

If you or a loved one have been harmed by a dangerous or hazardous product, we have the skills and resources you need to secure the compensation you deserve. Defective product claims can qualify for several different damages. At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, we have recovered the following for many of our clients:

  • Full coverage of medical expenses related to the defective product
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Possible punitive damages

Every defective product claim is unique. Get in touch with a defective product attorney to discuss the details of your injuries.

Our defective product attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of injury victims and ensuring they recover the damages they need to put their lives back together.

Are Defective Products Common?

Defective products are more common than consumers realize. Although press releases or news articles often alert the nation about unsafe and faulty products, most Americans are not aware of a problem until they are directly or indirectly harmed.

According to a product recall index, over 1 billion U.S. products have already been recalled in 2022. For example, consider:

  • The Food and Drug Administration issued 2,789 recalls
  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled over 400 products
  • More than 300,000 pharmaceutical drugs were recalled
  • 93 various children’s products were recalled

Defective products lead to thousands of injuries per year. At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, we represent numerous types of defective product liability claims.

What Are Common Injuries Associated With Defective Products?

There is a wide range of defective products and their resulting injuries. Without adequate safety features, tools, machinery, and equipment can cause life-changing injuries. Pharmaceuticals can cause damage to the body and have a profound impact on a patient’s mental capabilities.

At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, we have represented the following injuries caused by defective products:

  • Internal injuries, including organ damage and bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries and other forms of head trauma
  • Long-term emotional and psychological injuries
  • Choking injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Broken, fractured, and dislocated bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Limb loss or amputation

Our defective product lawyers will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.

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What Types Of Cases Do Our Defective Product Attorneys Take?

When manufacturers bring a product to market and distributors and installers sell the product to the American consumer, we should be confident that sufficient testing has occurred. Proper testing helps to ensure the effectiveness of the product and the safety of the consumer.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Thousands of consumers and workers are injured every year due to unsafe commodities. Some of the most common kinds of defective product claims include the following:

Children’s Toys:

Children’s toys have a long history of defective product lawsuits. Small parts can break off and become choking hazards, flying parts with sharp edges can injure eyes, and others may be made with hazardous substances.

Auto Manufacturers:

Cars, trucks and SUVs are often the subject of recalls due to manufacturing and design defects. There have been instances of tires prone to blowing out, airbags deploying with such velocity they cause serious head trauma, and faulty brakes that lock up.

Industrial Equipment:

The construction industry is inherently dangerous. However, workers should be able to rely on their equipment to work properly. Unfortunately, many on-site injuries are sustained from poorly manufactured equipment parts. A faulty valve can cause an explosion, improperly installed or lack of safety guards can lead to limb loss in heavy machinery, and defective voltage detectors can lead to electrocution.

Asbestos And Other Toxic Materials:

Toxic materials such as asbestos and other silica fiber products have been known to cause a variety of serious medical conditions, including mesothelioma, silicosis, lung cancer, and scarring in the lungs. Such conditions can result in expensive medical bills and other financial issues. Our lawyers will help clients recover the financial damages they are due.

Defective And Dangerous Drugs And Medical Products:

Every year, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves pharmaceutical products and medical devices for sale on the medical market. Although the products are supposed to be tested thoroughly, many people are injured because of unforeseen side effects. These cases are often complex and require an in-depth understanding of medical and technical issues. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to pursue medical device litigation.

How Do Defective Product Law Firms Argue Liability?

Liability is one of the most complex variables in any personal injury lawsuit. It is crucial to the success of your case to obtain an experienced defective product attorney. At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, our legal team has comprehensive defective product knowledge. When a faulty commodity causes you serious harm, it can be challenging to establish that your injuries resulted from a defect and not misuse of the item.

Proving a product was faulty depends on the type of defect. There are three kinds of defects that your case may fall under, including:

Manufacturing Defects:

Manufacturing defects can be straightforward in some cases. When an error occurs in the making of the product, it is considered defectively manufactured. The product that caused you harm will be different in some fashion from other products of the same make and model. Your attorney can use your product and compare it to others to illustrate the defect.

Some examples of a manufacturing defect can be:

  • A bed frame with a cracked headboard
  • A tainted bottle of aspirin
  • A baby’s toy whose small parts break off easily and become a choking hazard

Design Defects:

A design defect exists when there is something inherently harmful about the product. While it was manufactured correctly, its basic configuration is dangerous and causes injuries. A design defect claim asserts that all products in the line are unsafe regardless of how well they were made or the quality of materials used.

A few examples of defectively designed products include:

  • A cell phone battery that melts when left on the charger for long hours
  • Toddler ball pit balls that contain lead
  • Dangerous machinery whose buttons are placed so that it can be accidentally turned on easily

Failure To Provide Adequate Instructions Or Warnings:

The third type of product defect occurs when there is a lack of warning for potential dangers that are not obvious while using the product. In addition, the failure to warn defect includes instructions that do not illustrate any special conditions or if they fail to tell the consumer to exercise caution.

Some examples of a product’s failure to instruct or warn include:

  • A toddler art set that fails to warn buyers of potential choking hazards
  • A crib manufacturer that fails to warn parents that the metal springboard will break if a toddler under 20lbs jumps on the bed
  • A doctor who fails to warn and make sure the patient understands all the risks associated with a treatment or procedure

Our dedicated attorneys for defective products understand the extent of damage a defective product can yield.

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Who Can Be Held Liable For Your Injures?

At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, we can represent you in cases of negligence against:

  • Product designers
  • Pharmaceutical and medical product companies
  • Manufacturers and distributors of dangerous chemicals
  • Industrial and product manufacturers
  • Packaging and labelers
  • Distributions
  • Sellers
  • Installers and repair professionals

In certain cases, multiple parties might be held liable for injuries caused by defective products. A skilled attorney will be able to determine which people or parties are ultimately responsible for injuries.

Why Do I Need Legal Representation For a Defective Product Claim?

At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, our defective product law firm is founded on the principle that everyone deserves justice. People should be protected from unsafe products. When manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, and retailers fail in their duty to produce safe and reliable commodities, people can suffer detrimental injuries. Our defective product attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of injury victims and ensuring they recover the damages they need to put their lives back together.

If you or a loved one have been harmed by a dangerous consumer product, protect your rights and schedule a free consultation today. To arrange an evaluation of your case, click here or call 412-906-8180 today.

Defective Product FAQs

What Is The Filing Deadline For A Defective Product Lawsuit?

Generally, the filing deadline for a defective product lawsuit is two years. The statute of limitations regarding defective product lawsuits begins the date that the injury first occurs. It is crucial to speak with an attorney and decide to file a case as soon as possible to have your best chance of success.

What Are Common Defective Product Law Issues?

Any product has the potential to be defective and cause harm. Consumers and workers are injured every day by dangerous products. The most common defective product law issues include:

  • Children’s toys
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Medical devices
  • Motor vehicle part defects
  • Industrial equipment
  • Machinery part defects
  • Food

How Long Does A Defective Product Lawsuit Take To Complete?

How long a defective product lawsuit will take to complete is dependent on the particular circumstances of your case. Every defective product lawsuit is different. Some claims can be settled in two to three months, while others may take two to three years in litigation. It is best to discuss the details of your case with an experienced defective product attorney for a more accurate estimate.

What Do Defective Product Lawyers Do?

Defective product lawyers protect the rights of injured individuals who have been harmed by faulty commodities. A defective product attorney will:

  • Hold the manufacturers, owners, or sellers responsible for the harm their products have caused
  • Calculate the value of damages owed to the injured party
  • Advocate for the best interests of the injured party
  • Obtain fair compensation for the injured party by settlement or verdict

If you or a loved one have been harmed by a defective product, contact D’Amico Law Offices, LLC and schedule a consultation today by clicking here or calling 412-906-8180.

Client Testimonials

Read more to learn about what our previous clients are saying about our legal services:

“The D’Amico’s helped me through the darkest time of my life. They are always available by phone or email, and are very professional, kind, and understanding. I would highly recommend their law office.” – Amy M.

“Professionalism, integrity and personal attention are clearly what make this law firm successful.  From my first meeting with the team, I was treated as a person that needed assistance and not merely a client.” – Stan J.

“The D’Amico’s handled my case with as little stress for me as possible. I found them to be trustworthy,  professional, efficient & compassionate. They are good attorneys and good people.” – Michell G.